NEW MUSIC: Albin – Mellandagar

Albin is the moniker of Albin Johansson, a musician, composer, and producer based in Malmö, Sweden. Primarily using analog synthesizers and drum machines, he’s released material on a number of labels over the last seven years and performed in cities such as Malmö, Berlin, Vienna, and New York. ‘Mellandagar’ comes from his new EP Passage, and it cuts a wonderfully minimalistic swathe through the history … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Albin – Mellandagar

SPECIAL SOUNDS FOR STRANGE TIMES

Over the last few months, one of the things many people have been turning to during periods of isolation during the pandemic is music. Music for distraction, companionship, solace and joy. Whatever the reason, putting on a favourite album or discovering something new that pulls you in and hits the spot, intellectually or emotionally, can be a great and wonderful experience. In this series we … Continue reading SPECIAL SOUNDS FOR STRANGE TIMES

NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

New Zealand composer Rhian Sheehan has recently released a new album, Recollections, Vol. 1, which features a number of new tracks, and a number of tracks performed as part of his 2018 A Quiet Divide Album Release Tour. ‘Still‘ is a beautifully percussive and textured track that peppers an undulating piano line with clickety-clack rhythms that conjures everything from a ticking clock to a typewriter, … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Rhian Sheehan – Still

NEW MUSIC: Telemachus – I Am Delicious And Cute. So I Will Go Buy Again

There’s some incredible sound design and programming going on in this track from South London-raised, producer Telemachus. His new album Boring & Weird Historical Music came out on 22nd May via High Focus Records and this is just one example of the splendid way he pulls different genres together while still allowing a glorious vacuum of space to exist around and within his music. As … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Telemachus – I Am Delicious And Cute. So I Will Go Buy Again

NEW MUSIC: Chris Child & Micah Frank – Static Wheels

US composer Chris Child & sound artist Micah Frank have recently released their second collection of songs – Tape Pieces Vol. 2, featuring this fine track, ‘Static Wheels’. Experimental post-rock and ambient drone are at the core of it, generated by the heavy use of filtering with effects so the loops blur together and bear just an echo of resemblance to its original. The ebb and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Chris Child & Micah Frank – Static Wheels

NEW MUSIC: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Steady Heart / Carrying Gravity

Composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has recently released her new album The Mosaic of Transformation, featuring these two exceptional tracks ‘The Steady Heart’ and ‘Carrying Gravity’. Over a push/pull rhythm track, Smith weaves dream fragments of vocals amid a wafting, gossamer haze of twinkling synths and textural pads on ‘The Steady Heart’. ‘Carrying Gravity’ begins with strings before taking an almost Oriental sound and filtering it … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – The Steady Heart / Carrying Gravity

NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

Alex Henry Foster recently released the video for his single ‘The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)‘, the centrepiece of his new album Windows In The Sky. The song is an epic 14 minute piece of post-rock, with an ebb and flow of tension, poetry and ascent into grand, sprawling and expansive electric guitar playing that at times reminds us of Lift To Experience. Interwoven with … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

NEW MUSIC: André Uhl – I Care About You, Just Not Right Now

There are some serious sci-fi dark sonic forces at work on this new track from Berlin-based German musician André Uhl, who holds a master’s degree in futures studies and works as a futures researcher during the day. He dials into  an ominous and forbidding sound that pulses, throbs and pushes and pulls against the speaker cones. Everything is rhythmic, like the heartbeat of a city, the bass … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: André Uhl – I Care About You, Just Not Right Now

NEW MUSIC: Daniel McCagh – Altered States

Australian composer and sound designer Daniel McCagh has just released his debut album Altered States, an immersive and sonically detailed collection of compositions that range from visceral sheets of digital rain to delicate filigrees and textures. He manipulates acoustic instruments to place them in evocative settings where the organic and synthetic sounds become one. It sounds futuristic yet connected to human spirit, blood flow and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Daniel McCagh – Altered States

NEW MUSIC: Jacaszek – November Late

Polish composer Michal Jacaszek has just released his new album Music For Film on the Ghostly International label and it’s a wonderfully immersive and contemplative collection of compositions that showcase his amalgamation of ambient, classical, and musique concrete styles. He deploys field recordings, acoustic samples, poetry, and baroque instrumentation to paint pictures, oftentimes melancholic, nostalgic, tragic. ‘November Late’ begins tentatively before slowly morphing, swelling and rising into … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jacaszek – November Late

NEW MUSIC: Akkor – Durma

Akkor is Turkish electronic composer Üstün Lütfi Yıldırım who has just released his new album Durma, an electroacoustic narrative in a progressive cinematic sound universe through piano, synthesizers, soundscapes and recorded/found noises from Istanbul. The title track is an immersive track that starts shrouded in atmospheric and ominous sonic mist, eventually gaining clarity with micro-percussive elements that give the piece structure and forward motion. Piano … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Akkor – Durma

NEW MUSIC: Ben Neill – Auricle

Working at the junction of ambient, avant garde jazz and electronica, Ben Neill has just reissued his 1995 album Green Machine, an album that received widespread critical acclaim on its original release on the Astralwerks label. The music on the album is performed on his self designed, electro-acoustic Mutantrumpet, skilfully navigating a netherworld between organic and synthetic composition and playing. This track ‘Auricle’ is the perfect … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Ben Neill – Auricle